Which Large 3d Printer?

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Which Large 3d Printer?

Post by vvvyper » November 15th, 2017, 10:03 am

Hi All! I'd like to buy a 3d prinmter, my first one, to make some shoe components, but it's sooo difficult choosing! Then I ask for your help.

Here what I need:

- Printing a lot of different materials, including TPU, Polycarbonate, Wood, Ceramics, Nylon, Nylon/carbon...

- Printing size at least 370x300 mm. Height on Z is not really important, 200 mm is enough!

- Great resolution // Speed is not important for me!

- Possibility to use double extruder or laser engraver

- I can buld a kit, no problem!

Currently I am looking:

- Creality CR-10 https://www.gearbest.com/3d-printers-3d ... 41281.html

- Folger Tech FT-5 R2 https://folgertech.com/products/folger- ... rinter-kit

- Formbot t-rex http://www.formbot3d.com/formbot-big-sc ... p0017.html (moooolto più costosa.Come mai?)

- Tevo Black Widow https://tevo3dprinterstore.com/products/coming-soon

- HE3D H500 https://www.gearbest.com/3d-printers-3d ... 48114.html

- Pegasus 12" http://www.makerfarm.com/index.php/12-pegasus-kit.html/

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Re: Which Large 3d Printer?

Post by LePaul » November 15th, 2017, 10:27 am

The FT-5 is a complete kit and takes quite some time to assemble, tune and print....and many have issues with it's reliability (me!) There's also power supplies that like to go POOF and honestly, I would have some great pause letting it print un-attended.

The CR-10 works quite well once you take the time to calibrate it.

Recall, all of these YouTube reviews essentially show how easy it is to put together and print...but there's a bit more to it.

I don't know the rest of those printers.

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Re: Which Large 3d Printer?

Post by GrueMaster » November 16th, 2017, 12:32 am

I'd stick with the CR-10. Both my son and I have been printing quite well with ours (although his only stops long enough to remove the previous print and change filament).

I should note that he lives 250 miles away and has the CR-10. I have the CR-10S (dual Z axis steppers and filament sensor). Leveling it is easy (very easy if you print the replacement wheels). I did have to replace my glass as it was warped ($10 for a package of 6 12" mirrors at Home Depot - not bad). ~30% of the issues I have heard about are the glass being warped.

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Re: Which Large 3d Printer?

Post by vvvyper » November 19th, 2017, 4:20 am

Great! Did you ever tested with materilas like Nylon or Polycarbonate?

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Re: Which Large 3d Printer?

Post by LePaul » November 19th, 2017, 10:34 am

The specs on the CR-10 print head show it can't handle those higher temps with the stock nozzle ("Nozzle temperature: below 250 Deg.C in normal state, max. 270 Deg.C" but I really think you'd burn out the PTFE liner and make a big mess)

I know many people upgrade to an E3Dv6 among other upgrades to do those exotic filaments

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